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Correcting Nazi history on Wikipedia — Ksenia Coffman (1/20/22)

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Ksenia Coffman has been contributing edits and research regarding the history of World War II to Wikipedia since 2015, taking deliberate efforts to weasel junk history out of the internet’s go-to collection of information. Ksenia recently stepped out from behind the screen to share her identity and work with Wired magazine. This week, she joins SH!TPOST to talk about her motivations for taking on this monumental task, the reactions her contributions have received in the broader Wikipedia community, and her outlook on the importance of accurate history existing online.


Ksenia’s Twitter account: @KseniaCoffman

Wired magazine’s profile of Ksenia: https://www.wired.com/story/one-womans-mission-to-rewrite-nazi-history-wikipedia/

Ksenia’s Wiki profile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:K.e.coffman

Ksenia’s email: wiki.coffman@gmail.com